How to Choose the Perfect Nude Lipstick For You

When it comes to the perfect everyday lipstick, you can never go wrong with a neutral shade. A staple in many makeup bags, a swipe of nude lipstick is an effortless way to pull your whole makeup look together, it will go with almost any outfit and will help to make your complexion look fresh and youthful. However, it may be tricky to choose a nude lipstick that is the most natural looking, so I wanted to share my top tips for finding a neutral colour from our Pure Colour Organic Lipstick Collection that is the best match for you!

The key to achieving the ‘my-lips-but better’ lipstick look is to choose a shade that complements your skin tone – one that is not too brown or not too light. This will often be a nude colour that is a shade or two darker than your complexion and is slightly bolder than your natural lip colour.

If you have fair skin, a light rosy pink is a great option. I love our lipstick in ‘Love,’ which helps to add a subtle flush of pink to the lips without washing out your complexion. As its finish is quite sheer with a light shimmer it will work to enhance your lip’s natural rosiness and reflect light so that the colour won’t appear too pale. I also like to use our Pure Colour Lip Liner in ‘Pink’ around the perimeter of the lip and blend this out with the tip of a finger to add a beautiful wash of colour that isn’t too overbearing.

For those with a medium skin tone, opt for our lipstick in ‘Essence’ or ‘Courage’, which are a deeper pink and peach shade that will work to warm up your complexion. Any lipstick colour that has a cooler undertone will run the risk of making you appear pale or your lips look chalky, so opt for nude lipsticks with peachy undertones and hints of orange.

If you have a darker skin tone, ‘Chi’ is my lipstick of choice. With its bronze and caramel hues, it will prevent your makeup from appearing flat. To further enhance and help define your lips, I recommend starting with our Lip Liner in ‘Brown’ over the entire lip area, followed by your lipstick. This will help to even out the colour all over the lips and help them to look polished and effortlessly chic.

Our collection of lipsticks use a potent blend of organic and natural ingredients that are 100% vegan and free from animal derived ingredients such as beeswax and lanolin, heavy metals, and other harmful and toxic ingredients like FD&C Dyes, petroleum, and artificial fragrances. With the inclusion of hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, grapefruit and jojoba oil, our lipsticks further help to protect, nourish and hydrate your lips to improve their overall health.

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- Sylvie Hutchings, Creative Director & Founder, SCOUT Cosmetics